Saturday, February 12, 2011

Zesty Citrus Cake

Another surprise!!!
Yesterday was my cousin's b'day ,evening surprised her with our visit. I baked Citrus cake for her. Decorated with Strawberries and lemon zest.Hope she liked the lil surprise 
2 1/2 cups All purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
 1 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 large eggs
Preheat oven t 325F. Lightly grease a 9-by-5-inc pan.
Sift flour and salt into small dish
In a mixing bowl,blend butter and sugar on low speed until fluffy.
Add grated peel,lemon juice and vanilla to the butter and beat until well blended.
On low speed add eggs and flour mixture alternatively, blending after each addition until smooth.
Pour into prepared pan . Bake for 40 mins or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Topping:combine cream,sugar,grated peel and lemon juice in mixing bowl. Beat on medium speed and serve slices of cake with the topping and strawberries

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